Lovely flat boardwalks around the Inlet make it an excellent destination for a family outing. It features viewing hides, tracks, a visitor centre and a picnic area.
Whitby Co-Op Kitchen & Bar
69 Discovery Drive, Whitby
After you’ve communed with nature, check out what’s on tap to drink and on the menu to eat at Whitby Co-op, with a relaxing view over Whitby Lower Lake.
The Beer Engine
31 Whitehouse Rd, Titahi Bay
There’s nothing like wiling away an afternoon over a few cold ones and good company. Head to Titahi Bay’s craft brewery to check out the unique brews on offer.
With stunning 360-degree views you won’t know which way to look! Whitireia Park is on the headland overlooking Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour and its 180 hectares offer plenty of space for picnics, walking, bike riding, swimming, snorkelling and more. Dogs are welcome, so pooches can picnic too. Google map
Plimmerton Beach has some of the best sunsets you’ll ever see, so an evening picnic can be spectacular. Just a few steps from the train you’ll find a flat, safe beach, grass and seating options. BYO dinner or grab fish ‘n’ chips, Thai, Indian, Polish or pizza from a local eatery. Google map